About The Miscarriage Association of Ireland

The Association is a registered charity set up by and run with the support of women and men who themselves have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage. We offer telephone and email support to bereaved parents. In addition, we hold monthly peer to peer support group meetings, organise an annual service of remembrance, keep books of remembrance, and place memorial stones throughout the country. We also widely distribute our information books and use our website and Facebook page to provide a wide variety of information.

Our aims are:-

  • To increase awareness with the general public that all pregnancy loss is a bereavement and that the length of the pregnancy is not related to the depth of grief and sense of loss experienced.
  • To provide peer to peer support, help and information to women and their families when they have had, or are having, a miscarriage and feel the need for help.
  • To dispel the myths about miscarriage and no longer have it as a taboo subject. Ignorance is not bliss when it causes fear and anxiety to the person(s) involved.
  • To seek to effect change, with the support of the medical professionals, in terms of how women and their partners, who have experienced a miscarriage, are treated when in hospital.
  • To encourage women and their partners to openly and freely express their feelings, to allow themselves to cry and to grieve without fear of being told they are over-reacting or to “shake themselves out of it”.
  • To promote the sharing of mutual experiences and knowledge.
  • To learn more so that others may suffer less.
  • To set up local peer to peer support groups throughout the country in order to bring about contact between women and their partners who have lost a baby through miscarriage so that they will feel that they are not alone in their grief.
  • To compile and print an information book and leaflet for distribution by medical professionals and the association. This way women and their partners are aware that help, support and information is available, if or when required.
  • To publish a Newsletter containing a selection of news items, details about upcoming events and stories written by various men and women telling of their own experiences and feelings.
  • To become affiliated to as many relevant groups and associations so that we may work together to provide the most efficient service possible and to combine information.
  • To reach a wider audience by providing up-to-date information about miscarriage on our Facebook page and through other sources.

This is only a brief guide to the Association; further details can be provided on request. The Association is open to further suggestions as to how we could improve our services and further our aims.

All information is treated in the strictest confidence and we are only too pleased to be able to help any person who may choose to contact us.

We are a registered Charity Number CHY9738 / 20024420

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